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 Nolan Ryan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ryan was born in Refugio, Texas, but his family moved to the Houston suburb of Alvin when he was 6 weeks old.
Ryan did not make the majors for good until the 1968 season, and even then he was unable to crack the Mets outstanding pitching rotation led by Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman.
Ryan famously defended himself, securing the 26-year-old Ventura in a headlock with his left arm, while pummelling Ventura's head with his right fist seven times before catcher Iván Rodríguez was able to pull Ventura away from Ryan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nolan_Ryan   (2961 words)

 My Biography Journal About Nolan Ryan by Ryan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Nolan Ryan is the greatest fastball or power pitcher of all time.
Nolan was very busy with the army and it made him poor at the time.
Nolan's record was 21-16 and a 2.87 E.R.A. In 1973 it was the first year that the American League ever used a designated hitter.
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 Nolan Ryan -- Threw 7 no-hitters in his career
Nolan Ryan, one of the most dominating and intimidating pitchers the game has ever seen, enjoyed the longest career of any player in major league history.
At the conclusion of the 1971 season, Ryan had a mediocre 29-38 record along with a 3.58 ERA in 105 games (74 starts) with the Mets and, as a result, was traded to the California Angels (along with pitcher Don Rose, catcher Francisco Estrada, and outfielder Leroy Stanton) for Jim Fregosi on December 10.
A change of scenery was all Ryan needed to prove to his critics that he had what it took to succeed at the major league level.
www.historicbaseball.com /players/r/ryan_nolan.html   (1195 words)

 Nolan Ryan | BaseballLibrary.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ryan led his league in strikeouts six times in his first twelve major league seasons; each season, he was also the league leader in walks.
Ryan entered the final week of the season in striking distance of Sandy Koufax's all-time single-season strikeout record of 382, and in his last start he fanned 16 Twins in 11 innings to eclipse the record by one.
Ryan is not around to finish, joining Steve Carlton and Early Wynn as the only pitchers not to hurl a complete game for their 300th win.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/R/Ryan_Nolan.stm   (6796 words)

 Nolan Ryan | The BASEBALL Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The first few years of his career it looked as if Nolan Ryan would never master his pitches; half-way through his career he seemed destined to be labeled a mediocre pitcher with a great fastball; the last ten years of his career he achieved immortality.
Ryan hurled a record seven no-hitters, and he is the only pitcher to hurl no-hit games for three different major league teams.
Nolan Ryan is the only man to play for all four teams from the 1961-1962 expansion: the Mets, Angels, Astros (Colt.45s), and Rangers (Washington Senators).
www.thebaseballpage.com /past/pp/ryannolan   (600 words)

 Nolan Ryan
For most of Nolan Ryan's extraordinary career, the fireballing Texan defined the term "power pitcher." Ryan holds numerous major league pitching records, including most strikeouts (5,714), most no-hitters (7), most games with 15 or more strikeouts (26), and most strikeouts in a single season (383).
Ryan was the first American League pitcher to strike out nineteen men in a nine-inning game (August 12, 1974).
Despite the eye-popping strikeout statistics and the longevity, the Ryan legend is substantially overblown.
www.baseball-statistics.com /HOF/Ryan.html   (448 words)

 The Nolan Ryan Express | The Nolan Ryan Story | smackbomb.com/nolanryan
Nolan's flaming fastball caused many problems when he pitched; namely lack of control and painful blisters on his fingers which caused him to be skipped in the Mets' rotation.
With the Rangers, Nolan earned his 300th win, his 5000th strikeout, and no-hitters 6 and 7 -- all of which were unthinkable, especially for a man of his age.
Nolan was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999, his first year of eligibility, along with fellow first-timers George Brett and Robin Yount.
www.smackbomb.com /nolanryan/life.html   (405 words)

 HOME ECONOMICS: Contract dispute forces final move
Ryan, uncomfortable with the attention of being the highest-paid player in history, tried to shrug off the contract as a sign of the times.
Ryan, who won Game 1 on a two-hitter, was the losing pitcher in Game 5, falling 4-0 to Jerry Reuss and the Dodgers, who went on to win the World Series.
Ryan twice was put on the disabled list because of an elbow injury, and a decision was made by Astros medical personnel to limit his pitches to 100 in an attempt to spare his elbow from getting worse.
www.chron.com /disp/story.mpl/special/ryan/294946.html   (1757 words)

 TCU Coach Nolan Ryan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Brown and Ryan became friends in the early '80s when Brown served as the pitching coach at Rice and Ryan was pitching for the Houston Astros.
Ryan, who retired from baseball in 1993 with 53 major league records to his credit, saw action in the major leagues in four different decades.
Nolan serves as a special assistant to the President of the Texas Rangers, in which he is involved in a number of baseball, marketing and public relation activities on a part-time basis.
www.dowell.com /dondowell/tcu/base96/nryan.htm   (591 words)

 ESPN.com: MLB - Nolan Ryan: Why he's overrated
With Nolan Ryan recently going into the Hall of Fame, I found out a lot about his career numbers which I never knew.
Here's what gives, Joe: Nolan Ryan was a fine pitcher for a long time, but he doesn't belong in the same room with Walter Johnson and Tom Seaver.
Ryan led his league in strikeouts 11 times, but he also led his league in walks eight times.
espn.go.com /mlb/columns/neyer_rob/1383697.html   (653 words)

 Nolan Ryan Not's page!
If Ryan's no-hitters mean everything and his miserable lifetime win-loss record means nothing, then I suggest we get rid of the standings and base trips to the world series on team no-hitters or strikeouts...Note: Ryan called a press conference to announce that he would bless America with another year of his selfish presence.
Ryan got a token ONE vote.....When the players voted for who should be the AL starter in the all-star game the players gave Clemens 111 votes and Ryan a token ONE vote.
Ryan also had great fielders (Morgan might have been the best infielder of all time) but he only wanted Ks)...CLIP; Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers no-hit Oakland June 11 but lasted only five innings in his next start against Seattle." YES, that was typical.
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 Nolan Ryan
Nolan played all positions during 28 major league seasons (1966--93) with he New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers.
In addition to his prowess as a pitcher, Nolan Ryan has always maintained the highest reputation as a man of irreproachable character and integrity.
Inspite of the millions of dollars Ryan has made from both his product endorsements and salary, he has always remained one of the last of the old-time players, oblivious to the big-money contracts, and with an eye only on the well-pitched game.
www.famoustexans.com /nolanryan.htm   (136 words)

 Big Days in Astros History - April 27, 1983 - Nolan Ryan breaks all-time strikeout ...
The date was Sept. 11, 1966, and Nolan Ryan was pitching for the New York Mets against the Atlanta Braves.
Ryan knew because, although the scared kid from Alvin is now a certain Hall of Famer, an author of five no-hitters and holder or part-holder of 25 other major-league records, a problem that plagued him in his early years has temporarily resurfaced.
Ryan, as a talented but unpolished and wild youth with the Mets, once feared his career would end prematurely because of recurring blisters on his pitching hand.
www.astrosdaily.com /history/19830427   (2296 words)

 Nolan Ryan - Power Pitcher - Nationwide Speakers Bureau
For most of Nolan Ryan’s extraordinary career, the fireballing Texan defined the term “power pitcher.”; Ryan holds numerous major league pitching records, including most strikeouts (5,714), most no-hitters (7), most games with 15 or more strikeouts (26), and most strikeouts in a single season (383).
The “Ryan Express” never showed signs of slowing down and became the only pitcher to strike out 16 or more batters after the age of 40, accomplishing the feat three times.
Ryan’s 27 major league seasons are the most played by anyone in baseball history.
www.nationwidespeakers.com /speaker/390   (159 words)

 ESPN.com: MLB - No mention of Ryan brings plenty of disbelief
I'm not a statistician, just a little more than a casual baseball fan, but it would seem to me that Nolan Ryan would at least be in the running for the title of greatest since WWII.
Nolan Ryan won -- not six, nor five, nor four, nor three, nor two Cy Young Awards.
Nolan Ryan isn't the greatest pitcher since World War II, and in fact he's not one of the 10 greatest pitchers since World War II.
espn.go.com /mlb/columns/neyer_rob/1559625.html   (1621 words)

 Bravo, Nolan Ryan! | BaseballLibrary.com
Seeing Nolan Ryan's seventh no-hitter lauded as a "greatest moment" was an especially moving moment for me.
One day early in the 1969 season, Nolan was sitting in the Mets' dugout when Jim Bunning recorded his 2,500th strikeout.
Nolan broke it, and is the all-time strikeout leader with 5,714.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/submit/Frommer_Harvey38.stm   (793 words)

 Ranger Photos: Nolan Ryan's HOF Induction
Nolan Ryan was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, July 25, 1999.
For my children, they spent 15 to 20 years of their life in baseball, and Ruth and I spent so many years of our married life that that was our life and we knew nothing else.
And it was tough; I always thought that there was going to be life after baseball, and so I designed that, in my life, I would have other interests after baseball that I would be able to step into, and I didn't realize the grip that baseball had on me and my family.
www.rangerfans.com /pictures/ryanhof.html   (2055 words)

 Nolan Ryan Quanity Surveying Specialists Construction Cost Managers Ireland Kilkenny Limerick Dublin Cork Tralee ...
Nolan Ryan nurtures a close working relationship with clients and design professionals during the entire life of a project.
Joined the Kilkenny office of Nolan Ryan in 1993 and worked on a variety of projects.
He joined Nolan Ryan in 1998 as project manager and was appointed director in 2005.
www.nolanryan.ie /partners.asp   (622 words)

 USATODAY.com - Astros courting Nolan Ryan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ryan already owns the Round Rock Express, which is the Astros' Double-A team and is expected to become a Triple-A team in 2005.
Ryan has said that he would be able to walk across the parking lot to the Round Rock stadium and be involved.
Ryan ended his formal relationship with the Rangers on Monday by deciding not to sign a new personal services contract.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/nl/astros/2004-02-11-ryan-astros_x.htm   (317 words)

 Wikinfo | Nolan Ryan
Ryan was born in Refugio, Texas and grew up in the Houston suburb of Alvin, where he resides to this day.
Ryan signed a lucrative free-agent contract with the Houston Astros in 1980, in which he became the first player to make $1 million a year.
His current business interests include ownership of two minor league teams--the Round Rock Express, which currently plays in the Class AA Texas League, and the Edmonton Trappers, a Class AAA team in the Pacific Coast League.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Nolan_Ryan   (982 words)

 NolanRyan34.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"Ryan Express" is one of the nicknames that have been given to him.
That was the day Nolan Ryan was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Along with Nolan Ryan, there were 3 other players inducted into the Hall of Fame.
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 Nolan Ryan Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Nolan Ryan was born on Friday, January 31, 1947, in Refugio, Texas.
Ryan was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 11, 1966, with the New York Mets.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Nolan Ryan baseball stats page.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=ryanno01   (295 words)

 Nolan Ryan - RBIdb
Nolan Ryan is a starting pitcher for Houston on the NES version of RBI.
Ryan is the fastest starting pitcher in RBI, with a fastball that can reach 102mph.
Drafted by the New York Mets in the 12th round of the 1965 amateur draft.
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 Hall of Fame 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ryan was 8-16 with Astros, but led the league in ERA (2.76) and strikeouts (270).
Three years earlier, after his lip was split by a batted ball, Ryan continued to pitch with blood spurting down his uniform.
Double highlight: Ryan's 100th victory also was his fourth no-hitter, beating Baltimore 1-0 on June 1, 1975.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/hallfame/ryan.htm   (769 words)

 CNNSI.com - SI Online - Saving baseball - Tuesday July 30, 2002 04:01 PM
Ryan's credentials are impeccable, and no one in the sport is more widely admired.
He not only was a Hall of Fame pitcher but also has been successful in the banking business, having started up The Express Bank in Alvin, Texas, and as part owner of the Double A team Round Rock (Texas) Express; he hopes to bring another minor league team to Corpus Christi.
For instance, he might not be the person to close a complicated labor deal, but he can spend the four or five years leading up to negotiations establishing a respectful partnership with the players that would make a deal easier to reach.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /si_online/news/2002/07/30/nolan_ryan   (490 words)

 Nolan Ryan - BR Bullpen
The most similar player to Ryan is Steve Carlton, but Carlton had roughly the same number of victories while posting 50 fewer losses.
In 1973, Ryan eclipsed Sandy Koufax's single season record for strikeouts, recording 383.
Nolan Ryan is the only player to have his number retired by three clubs.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Nolan_Ryan   (446 words)

 Nolan Ryan... - Baseball Fever
Don't let the winning percentages fool you, Nolan Ryan was a much better hurler than those numbers indicate.
I do agree somewhat that on the grand scheme of things Ryan may be overrated in some people's minds simply due to his strikeout totals, but his Hall of Fame credentials are certainly far from ever being in question.
Nolan Ryan played on some poor teams, and his winning percentage suffered because of it.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=2107   (507 words)

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